The Mountain by Terje Sorgjerd
Wed, 27 Apr 2011
This beautifully shot time-lapse video of the Milky Way galaxy shot a top of El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain. With it’s high altittude (3718m) and lack of moisture, the images this guy has gotten are pretty damn amazing.
A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (bit.ly/g3tsDW) and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.
Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.
Be sure to check it out.